TOWING MANEUVERS

Towing maneuvers can save you a lot of time and energy. Towing isn't as simple as it sounds, and these bits of advice can make it a lot easier on you. Check out these towing maneuvers and become a towing expert in no time.
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10 Towing Tips

Towing another vehicle isn't easy, but there are some things you can do to make it easier. You might be surprised how simple they are.

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  • 10 Towing Tips

    10 Towing Tips

    Towing another vehicle isn't easy, but there are some things you can do to make it easier. You might be surprised how simple they are. See more »

  • How Backing Up Towed Vehicles Works

    How Backing Up Towed Vehicles Works

    One of the most difficult things to do while towing a vehicle is to back up. In fact, you should avoid it if possible. So why is it so tough? See more »

  • How to Avoid Jackknifing

    How to Avoid Jackknifing

    Now it's your turn in the driver's seat to tow a boat, trailer or even another car. Suddenly, towing doesn't seem so simple, and you're worried about jackknifing. So how can you avoid it? See more »

  • How to Brake While Towing

    How to Brake While Towing

    Slowing your vehicle to a stop usually doesn't require much effort on your part. But what happens when you have hundreds -- or even thousands -- of pounds of trailer weight attached to your rear bumper? See more »

  • How to Load and Unload Towed Vehicles

    How to Load and Unload Towed Vehicles

    You may think loading up your stuff into your family vehicle and towing with a moving truck is a cinch. But could a few tips prevent a disaster in your next road trip? See more »

  • How to Pass While Towing

    How to Pass While Towing

    Passing another vehicle on the highway isn't all that difficult. In fact, most drivers do it without a second thought. But what if you were pulling a heavy camper trailer? Would that change the situation? See more »

  • How to Shift While Towing

    How to Shift While Towing

    With practice, shifting gears in a car or truck isn't really difficult for most people. But when you add the weight of a trailer, finding the right gear might not be quite so simple anymore. See more »

  • How to Tow at the Maximum Controllable Speed

    How to Tow at the Maximum Controllable Speed

    No matter how much the kids are screaming and the wife is glaring, the answer to "Are we there yet?" while taking a trip with a trailer doesn't mean you can just give it a little more gas. Towing a trailer is tricky business, and more speed makes it See more »

  • How to Turn While Towing

    How to Turn While Towing

    Safely towing a trailer, even in a straight line, requires skill. Turning while towing, however, presents a completely different set of concerns -- even for an experienced driver. What makes turning while towing so difficult? See more »

  • How to Use Mirrors While Towing

    How to Use Mirrors While Towing

    When you tow a payload, you need to keep an eye on what's going on around you. What's the best way to use your mirrors when you tow? See more »

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